Does a person drawing a train card from the pile have to show everyone the color of the cards drawn?

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    Unless a game's rules specify otherwise, cards moved from one private location (e.g. deck) to another (e.g. hand) are kept private in transit too.
    – ikegami
    Jun 18, 2018 at 3:27
  • @those who rejected the tag: As the comments to the lead answer discuss, this question applies perfectly well to Ticket to Ride Europe.
    – lly
    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:07

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No, when you draw a card from the deck it is hidden to the rest of the players. Other players only know what you get when you pick one of the face up cards.

One of the benefits of drawing from the deck is others don’t know what you get but you also don’t have a choice of what you get. Another possible benefit depending on the version is the ability to draw a wild card from the deck and get another draw afterwards.

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    The other advantage, of course, is that drawing a locomotive (wild card) doesn't end your turn.
    – ikegami
    Jun 18, 2018 at 3:32
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    @ikegami Well that depends on the board you are playing right? On USA you can only pick 1 train (deck or table), while with nordic you can pick again when you pick a train from deck?
    – RvdK
    Jun 18, 2018 at 8:58
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    @RvdK That rule just says that if you pick a locomotive from the face up cards you cannot afterwards pick a card from the deck. But if you pick a card from the deck and it turns out to be a locomotive you can still draw a second card (since picks from the deck are secret this would make a for a weird rule if otherwise).
    – Voo
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:26
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    @Lord Farquaad, Re "is what we're all saying anyway", That's part of it. RvdK also claimed that your turn ends if you draw a face-down loco, but that isn't true.
    – ikegami
    Jun 18, 2018 at 14:26

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